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By helenlinda
I'm so excited as Father Christmas has come up trumps and I have a new camera!!
Yesterday the batteries it arrived with failed within about 30 mins, but I managed to upload the African Violets before they gave out.
After work today there was very little natural light left, but with my new batteries I managed a few shots in time to upload something this evening.
This is going to be a steep learning curve, but I'm hopefully going to enjoy doing a lot more than I could with my Traveler.
I've started with exploring macro. I converted this to mono.
Comments and advice welcome.
Thanks for looking

Tags: Specialist and abstract Close-up and macro Macro setting Room lighting Jan 08 Wood shaving

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17 Jan 2008 6:28PM
Nicely captured, mono looks good

BlueRoom 15 73 20 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2008 6:45PM
This is a good subject for macro and has a lovely curly shape but I do feel that something here needs to be a bit sharper to hold the interest. With macro the depth of field is often very narrow and camera movement is a problem so you probably need a lot more light or a tripod.

helenlinda Plus
14 374 22 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2008 6:47PM
Thanks Eric. I used a tripod, and I know the lighting was poor. Its going to be trial and error for a while but thanks for your comments
akw 14 341 3 England
17 Jan 2008 6:55PM
Nice one, i would never have thought of taking this
LisaRose 14 172 4 United States
17 Jan 2008 6:59PM
Hi Helen, this is an interesting subject for macro. I love the way it looks as if it is floating, agree with Eric's comments. Keep up the good work, should be fun. Smile

newy17 15 273 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2008 6:59PM
the mono works well here great abstract helen ..have fun with the new camera..
proz 17 205 United States
17 Jan 2008 7:11PM
super macro, great appeal.
SRSmith 14 1 United States
17 Jan 2008 7:14PM
Very unusual and unique, a super macro.
Bodiewil 14 46 Wales
17 Jan 2008 7:15PM
Nice close-up Helen, wonderful comp and imagination

Maiwand 14 3 73 England
17 Jan 2008 7:22PM
If this is just the first Helen then I cant wait to see some shots when you have had time to practise. Super capture.
woolybill1 Plus
15 38 78 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2008 7:29PM
You achieved wonders with the old camera, Helen, I'm sure we can expect great things from this one.
As usual your imagination has supplied you with a really interesting subject. The mono is very good. I know the focus is a little soft, but I think that the softness enhances the abstract nature of the image. Works well for me!
Hop-A-Long 14 52 1 England
17 Jan 2008 7:49PM
What a great shot. Excellent.
bayleaf 14 8 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2008 7:53PM
Super shot Helen.

I love the simplicity of it

mrswoolybill Plus
14 3.0k 2459 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2008 8:47PM
A wonderful abstract conjured out of next to nothing.
Rende 14 38 4 Netherlands
17 Jan 2008 10:09PM
Very elegant shape, beautifully placed in the frame. Did you ever see my shaving? I think it is on page 16 of my PF.
taggart Plus
17 47 14 United States
17 Jan 2008 10:24PM
Something i would have chosen as a subject hd I seen it-- Great shape, Jennnnnn
mikbee 14 3 8 Scotland
17 Jan 2008 10:28PM
Simple,yet so bold and graphic.It looks like a letter from an oriental alphabet.Once again you have excelled yourself Helen.
digiray63 14 4 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2008 10:35PM
It looks good Helen.
Loub2uk 14 4 United Kingdom
17 Jan 2008 10:54PM
This is really good!!
nickyv32 14 135 England
17 Jan 2008 11:03PM
Simple but very effective, great shot,

Ian Hunter 19 103 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2008 8:46AM
I like the simplicity and the mono - could be sharper though
rmr 14 1 Wales
18 Jan 2008 3:04PM
super macro and looks great on black background
microchip 14 1 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2008 3:06PM
Nice close up shot of an unusual subject good Idea well captured,
robway 16 318 Wales
18 Jan 2008 3:23PM
Good creative thinking and execution.
pascalg Plus
14 37 1 France
18 Jan 2008 3:45PM
nicely composed ; i like the grainy effect
rangerpaul 14 19 7 England
18 Jan 2008 5:46PM
I had a fuji s9500 not so long ago. Great camera!
This is a superb image. So simple ye very, very effective.
Like it!
dianah 15 24.5k 4 United Kingdom
18 Jan 2008 6:03PM
This is great Helen..superb in mono and very striking. Lucky you..I hope you get loads of enjoyment out of it.
Joline Plus
15 37 59 United States
18 Jan 2008 9:26PM
Very good is such fun to experiment with the different capabilities....I like this.
19 Jan 2008 2:50AM
Excellent shot. Love this, Helen.
smw999 13 10 United Kingdom
19 Jan 2008 6:56PM
Great shot!
31 Jan 2008 11:21PM
Excellent shot, Helen.

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